59 days in South Australia Itinerary

59 days in South Australia Itinerary

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59 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Augusta
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Clare
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Adelaide
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Victor Harbor
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Robe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Naracoorte
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Mount Gambier
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

8
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Explore hidden gems such as Remarkable Rocks and Clifford's Honey Farm. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, do a tasting at Dudley Cellar Door, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation.

Find out how to plan Kangaroo Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 25:
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Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

4
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Step off the beaten path and head to Breakaways Conservation Park and Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, admire all the interesting features of Tom's Working Opal Mine, and see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

4
nights
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden and Hummock Hill Lookout. Get out of town with these interesting Port Augusta side-trips: Whyalla Maritime Museum (in Whyalla) and Quorn (Warren Gorge, Powell Gardens, & more). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Mount Remarkable National Park. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, take in nature's colorful creations at Homestead Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout.

You can plan Port Augusta trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Quorn, Whyalla, Mount Remarkable National Park
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Hummock Hill Lookout ©
Hummock Hill Lookout
Whyalla Maritime Museum ©
Whyalla Maritime Museum

4
nights
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wilpena Pound and Brachina Gorge Geological Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Flinders Ranges National Park side-trips: Wangara Lookout (in Wilpena) and Hawker (Flinders Ranges National Park, Jeff Morgan Gallery, & more).

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Flinders Ranges National Park trip planner .

Getting from Port Augusta to Flinders Ranges National Park by car takes about 3 hours. May in Flinders Ranges National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Hawker, Wangara Lookout
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Blinman Mine ©
Heritage Blinman Mine
Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Flinders Ranges National Park
Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound

5
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riesling Trail and Martindale Hall Heritage Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clare: Peterborough (Bob the Railway Dog & Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre), Moonta (Splash Town - Copper Coast & Moonta Mines Museum) and Burra (Burra Railway Station & Burra Copper Mine). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, make a trip to St Aloysius Church, appreciate the views at Clare Valley, and take in the exciting artwork at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Clare day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Flinders Ranges National Park to Clare takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Clare

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Peterborough, Mintaro, Burra, Moonta, Clare Valley
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre ©
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars

10
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Skydiving. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Tanunda (Peter Lehmann Wines, Langmeil Winery, & more), The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Monarto Zoo (in Monarto). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach, shop like a local with North Terrace, identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, and steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Adelaide trip maker site .

Getting from Clare to Adelaide by car takes about 2 hours. May in Adelaide sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tanunda, Henley Beach, Port Adelaide, Two Hands Wines Cellar Door, National Motor Museum
Find places to stay May 12 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Monarto Zoo ©
Monarto Zoo
Food Tours
Skydiving

9
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Step off the beaten path and head to Urimbirra Wildlife Park and Primo Estate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victor Harbor: McLaren Vale (Coriole Winery, Alpha Box & Dice, & more), White Feather Red Winery (in Willunga) and Goolwa (Goolwa Animal Farm & Art@Goolwa Inc.). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Newland Memorial Uniting Church, stroll through Horseshoe Bay, and take an in-depth tour of Encounter Coast Discovery Centre.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Victor Harbor journey planner.

You can drive from Adelaide to Victor Harbor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries Parks Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Port Elliot, Goolwa, Mt Jagged Wines, Basham's Beach Regional Park
Find places to stay May 22 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Urimbirra Wildlife Park ©
Urimbirra Wildlife Park

4
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Robe Beach and Mahalia Coffee. Explore Robe's surroundings by going to Beachport (Susan Wilson Memorial Playground, Beachport Old Wool and Grain Store Museum, & more) and The Big Lobster (in Kingston SE). The adventure continues: make a trip to Cape Dombey Obelisk, do a tasting at Ralph Fowler Wines, enjoy the sea views from Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, and sample the tasty concoctions at Robe Town Brewery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Robe trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Victor Harbor to Robe in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Robe

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Beachport, Kingston SE
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Susan Wilson Memorial Playground ©
Susan Wilson Memorial Playground
Cape Dombey Obelisk ©
Cape Dombey Obelisk
Bowman Scenic Drive ©
Bowman Scenic Drive

3
nights
Naracoorte

Naracoorte ©
Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Naracoorte Caves National Park and Wynns Coonawarra Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naracoorte: Penola (Petticoat Lane, Sharam Cottage, & more) and Coonawarra (Katnook Estate, Rymill Coonawarra, & more). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Yulgilbar Wood Gallery and see the interesting displays at Sheep's Back Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Naracoorte sightseeing tool .

Getting from Robe to Naracoorte by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Katnook Coonawarra ©
Katnook Coonawarra

7
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park and The Valley Lake. Explore Mount Gambier's surroundings by going to Glencoe Woolshed (in Glencoe), Cape Banks Lighthouse (in Burrungule) and The Port MacDonnell and District Maritime Museum (in Port MacDonnell). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Schank, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, walk around The Railway Lands, and get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library.

Before you visit Mount Gambier, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Naracoorte to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Port MacDonnell, Millicent, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Cape Banks Lighthouse, Glencoe Woolshed
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake
Centenary Tower ©
Centenary Tower

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